On this week’s show we looked at The United Nations Agenda 2030

This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen  universal peace in larger freedom. We recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and  dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an  indispensable requirement for sustainable development. All countries and all stakeholders,  acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan. We are resolved to free the  human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet. We  are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to  shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective  journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals  and 169 targets which we are announcing today demonstrate the scale and ambition of this  new universal Agenda. They seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and  complete what these did not achieve. They seek to realize the human rights of all and to  achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They are integrated  and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the  economic, social and environmental. 

The Goals and targets will stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical  importance for humanity and the planet: 


We are determined to end poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions, and to  ensure that all human beings can fulfil their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy  environment.


We are determined to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable  consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent  action on climate change, so that it can support the needs of the present and future  generations. 


We are determined to ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives  and that economic, social and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature. 


We are determined to foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies which are free from fear  and violence. There can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace  without sustainable development. 


We are determined to mobilize the means required to implement this Agenda through a  revitalised Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, based on a spirit of  strengthened global solidarity, focussed in particular on the needs of the poorest and most  vulnerable and with the participation of all countries, all stakeholders and all people. 

The interlinkages and integrated nature of the Sustainable Development Goals are of crucial  importance in ensuring that the purpose of the new Agenda is realised. If we realize our  ambitions across the full extent of the Agenda, the lives of all will be profoundly improved  and our world will be transformed for the better. 

For more see https://sdgs.un.org/2030agenda 

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